The United States Vs. The Warsaw Pact

1952 Words Apr 9th, 2015 8 Pages
On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly killing 66,000 people. The dropping of the bomb also had broader circumstances as it forced the surrender of Japan, officially ending World War II. However, the end of World War II marked the beginning of the political conflict and military tension between Russia and the United States known as the cold war. The “war” became global as it as it transformed from the U.S.S.R. vs. the United States to NATO vs. the Warsaw Pact. The Cold War ended in 1991, and now about twelve countries are confirmed or suspected to possess nuclear weapons. Globalization has advanced both the spread of nuclear weapons, and their disarmament. Non-proliferation efforts have been seen since the first atomic bombs hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These efforts have often been the results of different international organizations. On the other end, globalization has advanced the diffusion of nuclear weapons. The global advent of the technological and information revolutions has spurred nuclear capabilities to new borders. In addition, new economic integration has given higher incentives for countries to share the new capabilities with trading partners. Even nuclear terrorism is debated to be maybe the most significant threat. Thus, globalization is simultaneously causing the spread and disbarment of nuclear weapons. Can global non-proliferation initiatives overcome the globalization of nuclear weapons?
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